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Soverel 48
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Description: Soverel 48
Keywords: Soverel 48
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat July 25, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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50' OAL, 13' beam, 30,000 lbs. displacement, 6' draft board up, 11' draft board down, hull number 1, very well built, extremely seakindly, 11 knots under full sail in 18 knot winds, 70 h.p. Westerbeke diesel 8 knots under power; 200 gallon freshwater, 250 gallon fuel.
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evanplauche
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Registered: February 2003
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sun March 14, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I am very impressed with the construction of these boats. I am in the process of buying hull number 4 and had a chance recently to do a complete survey and sea trial. In my opinion if your looking for a large shallow draft ketch this is one of the best buys on the market today. The construction is top quality. The earlier hulls were built with solid glass. The hull construction is heavy for offshore use. This is a crusier racer which was built for comfort and speed. The boat is very fast for an offshore cruiser. Very roomy with good interior design. Some of the boats including hull number four are equipped with the best diesel ever built (Ford Lehmann 90 Hp). Very powerful with a lot of extra power to spare. The deck is well equiped with a number of large two speed winches. The sail plan is great with a cutter rig. Hull number 4 has dual roller furling head sails.

The interior is well built with excellent quality construction. As an example the stroage lockers are cedar lined. The cabin floor is built with solid teak laminated to fiberglass panels. This is the way all boats should be built. The vessel has two large fiberglass tanks built into the hull for diesel and water. The vessel carries 250 gals of diesel and 250 gals. water. At one gallon per hour consumption you can motor for a long time with out refueling.
Sailing this boat is a dream. The boat will easily cruise at 8-9 knots and 10 knots in strong wind.

This boat was designed by a top notch designer. It has a walk in engine room with a built in work bench. Imagine that. And get this. The designer actually designed the boat so the engine could be removed easily. A large panel in the floor of the cockpit bolts in so it can be removed to pull out the engine or generator. Every sailboat should be built with that feature.

The vessel sleeps seven with a forward v birth, an aft birth, a double birth in the salon (the table lowers) and a slide out birth on the starboard side in the salon area. The galley is well layed out with a large 3 burner stove. The boat also has a very large chest freezer and a large chest frig. You can store a years worth of frozen food in the freezer.

Only 16 of these boats where built so they are relativly rare. They can usually be found for reasonable prices because they are relatively unknown. If you get a chace to buy one of these boats don't pass it up. With a little work they can be absolutly classic.
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AnythingOs
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Registered: May 2012
Location: Virginia
Review Date: Sun May 20, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: detailed review
Cons:

When I found a Soverel 48 on Boat Trader I found your review and agree completely. I am looking for a surveyor in the NO area to look at hull #4 for me as I am in VA. I just realized she was your boat described above. Can you give me any info re: her current condition? Was her hull integrity compromised in the fall? Did you have a survey done? Have you moved on to another boat? Mike
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